Photo credit: Scott Nicols

The mission of the Community Asylum Seekers Project is to cultivate a supportive community for those seeking asylum in the U.S., while offering basic needs and accompanying them on their journey towards building a life in this country.

What CASP offers:

How YOU can offer support:

  • Finding local host homes or rentals for individuals and families seeking asylum.
  • Food, shelter, and other daily needs as they resettle in our community.
  • Assistance in navigating the asylum claim process.
  • Accompaniment through the asylum process and the journey to make a home in a new country.
  • Educational events and workshops about migration, trauma, and racism in the context of U.S. history and involvement.
  • Contribute money regularly.
  • Offer or locate additional host homes.
  • Assist with CASP events.
  • Serve on our board or a committee
  • Offer accompaniment and time to asylum-seeking families and individuals.
  • Donate needed materials and supplies.
  • Find and attend educational opportunities to learn about the history and context of asylum in the United States

Federal regulations about asylum seekers, along with COVID-19 constraints on fundraising, have created a two-fold financial challenge for CASP:

  • the need for extended support of our asylum-seeking guests, who must now wait double the time – a full year – to become eligible for a work permit
  • the need for renewed support for asylum-seekers who had received a work-permit two years ago and their renewal is taking longer than the 180 days USCIS promises
  • the suspension of in-person fundraising events

You can help us meet this challenge by visiting our donations page – and opting for monthly support!

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are providing our volunteers, staff, and guests with state and local guidelines, in Spanish and English, about in-person contact – realizing that everyone will need to take the personal precautions that protect their healthcare needs.

Top photo: Scott Nicols